Could fans have seen the last of Vanderpump Rules?
According to a new report, one insider is claiming that Bravo is “less likely” to renew their hit series following the firings of Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni as another suggests that the show is simply on hold due to the ongoing closure of Lisa Vanderpump‘s restaurant, SUR, which has long been the home base of the program.
“VPR’s chances of getting picked up are looking less likely,” the first source told Us Weekly on July 31.
Meanwhile, the second insider said that Pump Rules is not in jeopardy of being canceled and is simply on hold due to the ongoing closure of SUR Restaurant and the other restrictions that are in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As fans will recall, Stassi, Kristen, Max, and Brett were fired in June after Faith Stowers claimed she experienced racism during her time on the show. At the time, it was noted that all four cast members had allegedly exhibited racial behavior in the past.
Just over a week ago, another insider claimed the remaining members of the Pump Rules cast had not yet heard anything regarding a potential start date for production on the series’ potentially upcoming ninth season.
“Cast members still have not heard anything from Bravo regarding picking back up filming [Vanderpump Rules] again. They would have been filming this summer,” the source told Us Weekly in July.
Although SUR Restaurant did open briefly several weeks ago, it was quickly shut back down due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the area.
“SUR began reopening two weeks ago but ended up locking everything down again after Governor Gavin Newsom announced reclosures in L.A. including indoor restaurants,” the insider explained. “Staff have not heard from [Lisa Vanderpump] or [Ken Todd].”
After their firings, Stassi and Kristen shared a joint statement, via their rep.
“Stassi and Kristen acknowledged what they did was wrong, have apologized and been punished. Without casting aside their actions or the impact of those actions, they want to move forward as part of the solution in ways that are productive, meaningful, and sincere. Both of them recognize actions speak louder than words and that is what will guide them as they move forward,” the statement, which came from Steve Honig, read.
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